Dororo has found new life thanks to a modern remake, and as a result, fans are understandably hungry for similar shows to fill their time waiting for new episodes. That’s why we’re here with five anime like Dororo if you’re looking for something similar.
Sword of the Stranger
When it comes to samurai action, few do it better than Sword of the Stranger.
Set in the Sengoku period, the story follows a young boy named Kotaru in his journey to reach the safety of a far-off temple. This is easier said than done though, as inhuman assassins are trailing him for an unknown reason.
The task seems impossible until he encounters Nanashi, a wandering samurai on the run from a dark past. Though they don’t see eye to eye, the two decide to work together to achieve their own goals and slowly grow to trust the other with their lives.
Though not as deeply rooted in mythical and fantastical themes as Dororo, the film’s dynamic between Kotaro and Nanashi is a dead ringer for Hyakkimaru and Dororo’s.
It’s also worth noting that Sword of the Stranger still has animation that stands as a benchmark for quality even today, providing a feast for the eyes and an experience viewers won’t soon forget.